Maple Sugar Magic at Green Lane Park

Magic on Saturday, March 4, 2017. There will be two demonstrations, beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Join staff celebrating the annual maple sap harvest in the park. Park staff and volunteers will demonstrate this centuries-old American process which includes tree tapping, boiling of sap in our evaporator, and the tradition of “sugaring off”. Visitors can [...]

Central Perkiomen Valley Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will hold a “Winter Tree ID Walk” on Saturday, January 28, 2017 beginning at 1:00pm. No leaves? No problem! While most native trees have lost their leaves, there are many ways to identify them in the dead of winter. Join the staff Central Perkiomen Park as they share tips [...]

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. This program is a “go” even without snow. Improve that ski technique for maximum glide. Learn about equipment, clubs to join, and places to ski. On-snow instruction is available if conditions permit. This program is suitable for [...]

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration

The Montgomery County Commissioners will light the County tree, menorah, and kinara celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa at 4:15pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The brief ceremony will take place on the plaza level of the courthouse overlooking Main Street in Norristown. WHO:           Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Josh Shapiro, and Joe Gale WHAT:         [...]

Birdwatching at Lorimer Park

Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30am to look for winter resident birds. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Participants are encouraged to bring their own [...]

Montco Happening Holiday Decorating Contest, Presented by Jefferson Outpatient Imaging

Deck the Homes! We all know Montgomery County is a beautiful place to live year round, but every holiday season, our county’s small communities shine their brightest under the glow of holiday light and decoration displays! In the spirit of holiday giving, Montco Happening has teamed up with the caring professionals at East Norriton’s Jefferson Outpatient [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves. Hear a turkey call, touch a turkey feather, and make a special turkey craft. What do turkeys [...]